October 16, 2021

India to resume export of Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh: Envoy

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Vikram Doraiswami, India’s Commissioner to Bangladesh on Sunday stated the country is very much interested in resuming the export of Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh, however no clarity on when the export will be initiated.

In a meeting with Awami Jubo League Chairman Fazle Shams Parash in Bangladesh, Doraiswami told the reporters, “We hope the problem will be resolved soon.”

He further added, “The corona situation in India is still at a dangerous stage. So we are not yet able to say the exact time of giving vaccines to Bangladesh.”

On the other hand, Parash reminded the assistance by India amid the 1971 Liberation War and iterated that India has always supported Bangladesh. He said, “India is our friend of bad days and partner in good days as well.”

Parash said that he further had talks with the Indian envoy about the present situation of the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the country.

Bangladesh commenced the Covid-19 vaccination drive with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine obtained from India at USD 5 per dose. But with the second wave hitting the country, the vaccine exports were stopped.

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